Francine Irving Neff

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Francine Irving Neff
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34th Treasurer of the United States
In office
June 23, 1974 – January 20, 1977
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by Romana Acosta Bañuelos
Succeeded by Azie Taylor Morton
Personal details
Born (1925-12-06)December 6, 1925
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Died February 9, 2010(2010-02-09) (aged 84)
Pena Blanca, New Mexico, U.S.
Political party Republican

Francine Irving Neff (December 6, 1925 – February 9, 2010)[1] [2] was the 35th Treasurer of the United States, serving from June 21, 1974 to January 19, 1977. She was appointed by Richard Nixon but continued serving as Treasurer through Gerald Ford's term in office after Nixon resigned in August 1974.


Neff took office at a time when the role of Treasurer was being reorganized. The Treasurer was named National Director of the Savings Bonds Division for the first time during her term. She was also the first Treasurer to manage a bureau and the first to report to the Undersecretary for Monetary Affairs.[3] Neff also oversaw the Treasury-wide bicentennial program.

Personal life[edit]

Neff grew up on a small vegetable farm outside of Mountainair, NM. Neff was a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans,[1] and held an honorary doctorate from New Mexico State University.[4]


Francine Irving Neff died from heart failure on February 9, 2010 in Pena Blanca, New Mexico.[2]


  1. ^ a b Horatio Alger Association. "Francine I. Neff". Retrieved 2007-05-01. 
  2. ^ a b Korte, Tim. "GOP activist and former US Treasurer Francine Neff dies at 84". Los Angeles Times (Associated Press story). Retrieved 2010-02-12. [dead link]
  3. ^ U.S. Department of the Treasury. "History of the Treasurer's Office". Retrieved 2007-05-01. 
  4. ^ NMSU: Honorary Degree Recipients. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
Political offices
Preceded by
Romana Acosta Bañuelos
Treasurer of the United States
Succeeded by
Azie Taylor Morton